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  • Driver of overweight big rig nabbed in Vermont Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles said Friday a trucker carrying part of a giant crane to a state bridge job had too much weight on his rig and too much alcohol in his system.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday as Ukraine- Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors any clues on interest rate hikes. He called on Russia to "stop destabilizing Ukraine.

  • US rig count down 17 to 1,896 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one.

  • Jackson Hole demonstrators rally against rate hike Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:46 PM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— Shadowing central bankers and economists at the annual Federal Reserve conference here, a group of about 10 demonstrators pressed Fed Chair Janet Yellen not to yield to pressure to raise interest rates.

  • Aug 22- Power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas power plants for $6.25 billion to increase its presence in two less regulated eastern U.S. markets. Dynegy shares rose as much as 22.5 percent in early trading.

  • Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:22 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In a story Aug. 20 about lending to women-owned businesses, Maria Coyne, head of small business banking at KeyBank, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examines banks' lending records and makes a judgment about whether they're being prudent lenders.

  • Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 10:01 AM ET

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming— If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message:. The picture is still hazy. "Uncertainty is the key word," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Economics.

  • Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals totaling $6.25 billion.

  • Dynegy to spend $6.25B on power plant acquisitions Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 7:58 AM ET

    Dynegy plans to spend more than $6 billion to buy several coal and gas power generation plants from Duke Energy and Energy Capital Partners. The deal will add about 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation and expand Dynegy's retail business into Ohio, Pennsylvania and Michigan.

  • Aug 22- U.S. power company Dynegy Inc said on Friday that it would buy 12,500 megawatts of coal and gas generation assets from Duke Energy Corp and Energy Capital Partners, in two deals valued at $6.25 billion. The deal will almost double Dynegy's power-generation capacity.

  • Democrats reframe debate on health care Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of repealing.

  • Yellen speech awaited for any hint on rate timing Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Two days after the Federal Reserve revealed an intensifying internal debate over interest rates, Chair Janet Yellen will address the annual Fed conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, with investors seeking any clear hints of when it will start raising rates.

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. "It's a lot easier to find a deal," said Michael Londrigan, dean of academic affairs at LIM College, a fashion college in New York.

  • *Business activity growth slows in China and Europe. LONDON/ BEIJING/ NEW YORK, Aug 21- Business growth in China and across Europe slowed this month, surveys showed on Thursday, but U.S. activity picked up speed, leaving a mixed picture of global economic growth.

  • The trial tested three doses on the drug, collagenase clostridium histolyticum, against a placebo in 150 women between the ages of 18 and 45 in the United States.

  • Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:55 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands.

  • UPDATE 1-Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    Aug 20- Axalta Coating Systems Ltd, a paint coatings company backed by buyout firm Carlyle Group LP, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday for an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 20- Business backers of the U.S. Export-Import Bank said on Wednesday they hope the institution's charter will be extended temporarily while Congress hashes out a longer-term reauthorization of the bank, which some lawmakers are bent on closing.

  • Carlyle-backed Axalta Coating Systems files for IPO Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    Aug 20- Buyout firm Carlyle Group LP backed performance coatings company Axalta Coating Systems Ltd filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering of common stock. The company listed Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan among the underwriters for the IPO.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 20- U.S. crude oil rose in choppy trading on Wednesday ahead of the September contract's expiration and after government data showed crude stocks in the United States fell sharply last week. U.S. crude stocks slid by 4.5 million barrels last week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, more than analysts had expected.